This article delves into the comprehensive evaluation of the leading law firms in India, shedding light on their top rankings and the rigorous methodology employed by London-based RSG Consulting. The RSG-India Report 2015, along with insights from The Legal 500, serves as the cornerstone for identifying the foremost 40 corporate law firms in India.

The crux of the matter lies in the top 10 law firms distinguished by RSG-India rankings, which amalgamate both size and prowess, while enjoying an esteemed standing amongst Indian enterprises and legal peers. RSG-India Law Center meticulously assessed various Indian law firms through four key lenses: Capacity, Profile, Quality of Mandates, and Client Satisfaction. Each criterion was meticulously scored on a scale of 10, culminating in a maximum of 40, as delineated below:

Capacity (/10): This yardstick encompassed several facets, encompassing the number of partners, lawyers, offices, leverage ratios, and the ability to proficiently handle substantial workloads.

Profile (/10): A measure of market presence and prominence, this factor considered the number of unprompted endorsements and recommendations garnered by the firm through independent client interviews.

Quality of Mandate (/10): An in-depth analysis of the firm’s client portfolio and recent accomplishments, reflecting the caliber of their legal engagements.

Client Satisfaction (/10): The average satisfaction rating derived from the firm’s clientele for a dozen pivotal indicators.

The aggregated scores for these four indicators, ascertained through a meticulous weighing of 35 distinct datasets, shaped the firm’s overall ranking. While the exact banded scores for each indicator remain undisclosed, the synthesis stems from a rigorous process hinging on RSG India’s proprietary methodology for ranking the top 40 Indian Law Firms.

Moreover, the latest ranking report from RSG introduces two visible data points: Profile Mentions, quantifying the cumulative mentions a firm garnered, factoring in tiers and commendations, and the Average Client Satisfaction Score, which serves as a testimonial to the firm’s client relationships. This data is supplemented by headcount statistics denoting the total number of partners and lawyers, primarily gleaned from firms’ submissions to RSG Consulting or estimated when data was unavailable.

In essence, this article expounds upon the meticulous assessment that underpins the hierarchy of Indian law firms, their standing, and the distinct facets that converge to define their eminence in the legal landscape. The RSG-India Report 2015 and The Legal 500 collectively illuminate the trajectory of these top-ranking law firms, guided by the comprehensive methodology forged by RSG Consulting.

List Of Top 10 Law Firms In Mumbai

RankCompany NameNumber of partnersNumber of lawyersRSG Profile ScoreRSG Client Satisfaction ScoreTotal Score
1Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co84655618.737.8
2AZB & Partners20295598.535.2
2Khaitan & Co81354558.735.2
4J Sagar Associates79337418.734
5Luthra & Luthra Law Offices42292308.230.4
7S&R Associates85388.927.1
8Economic Laws Practice251295926.2
9Desai & Diwanji27187128.525.8
10Talwar Thakore & Associates42698.825

1. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

Offices: Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Gurgaon

Founded: 1917

Total Partners: 84 | Lawyers: 655 | Support Staff: 261 | Other Professionals: 57

Split of Work: Domestic: 60%, International: 40%

Main Practice Areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

RSG Summary: Ranked #1

2. AZB & Partners

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon

Founded: 2004

Total Partners: 20 | Lawyers: 295 | Support Staff: 150

Main Practice Areas: Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, Regulatory Practice & Securities Laws

RSG Summary: Ranked #2

3. Khaitan & Co

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore

Founded: 1911

Total Partners: 81 | Lawyers: 354 | Support Staff: 150 | Other Professionals: 20

Main Practice Areas: Arbitration, Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, Investment Funds

RSG Summary: Ranked #2

4. J Sagar Associates

Offices: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon

Founded: 1991

Total Partners: 79 | Lawyers: 337 | Support Staff: 57 | Other Professionals: 59

Main Practice Areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, Litigation, Projects & Infrastructure, Tax

RSG Summary: Ranked #4

5. Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad

Founded: 1989

Total Partners: 42 | Lawyers: 292 | Support Staff: 65

Main Practice Areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, TMT, IP

RSG Summary: Ranked #5

6. Trilegal

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad

Founded: 2000

Total Partners: 23 | Lawyers: 172 | Support Staff: 91 | Other Professionals: 13

Main Practice Areas: Arbitration, Corporate M&A, Litigation, Private Equity, Projects & Infrastructure, Tax, IP, Labour & Employment

RSG Summary: Ranked #6

7. S&R Associates

Offices: Delhi, Mumbai

Founded: 2005

Total Partners: 7 | Lawyers: 42 | Support Staff: 15

Main Practice Areas: Full-service

RSG Summary: Ranked #7

8. Economic Laws Practice

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai

Founded: 2001

Total Partners: 27 | Lawyers: 129 | Support Staff: 35 | Other Professionals: 6

Main Practice Areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Litigation, Projects & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Tax, International Trade & Customs

RSG Summary: Ranked #8

9. Desai & Diwanji

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi

Founded: 1930

Total Partners: 24 | Lawyers: 187

Main Practice Areas: Corporate, M&A, Projects, Capital Markets, Litigation

RSG Summary: Ranked #9

10. Talwar Thakore & Associates

Offices: Mumbai, Delhi

Founded: 2007

Total Partners: 4 | Lawyers: 23 | Support Staff: 10 | Other Professionals: 1

Main Practice Areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Projects & Infrastructure

RSG Summary: Ranked #10